Jobs & Internships


Thanks for your interest in working at Freedom Food Farm!

We encourage anyone interested in working at the farm to spend some time on our website learning about what we produce, our practices and the farm environment. Below you can find out more about our current openings for the current season.

We are planning to offer a two apprenticeship positions in 2018, so feel free to reach out to the farm if interested. 

JOB OPENINGS

We are hiring two full time, year-round farmer management positions to start between late fall 2017 - February 2018, see details below. 

>> Please check back in early 2018 for seasonal job openings and internship information for the 2018 season. 


Greenhouse Manager - 

Full time year-round position 50-60 hours/week peak season, 40 hours off season. Start date – flexible November-February.

Qualifications:

-3-5 years farming experience and/or degree in related agricultural field preferred, minimum one year farming experience

-Basic knowledge of organic greenhouse propagation and vegetable production

-Able to work and communicate well with others, either leading a crew or being led by another manager

-Able to lift 50 lbs

-Punctual and reliable

-Desire to accomplish farm-wide goals by communicating and working with other members of our team in a quick and efficient manner

Responsibilities:

-Manage plant propagation and vegetable production in 12,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space including seeding, transplanting, watering, bed preparation, pruning, trellising, and record keeping

-Efficiently manage and communicate with 1-4 crew members assisting in greenhouse duties during peak seasons

-Assist with other farm tasks such as field transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, deliveries, farmers markets, and value-added production during off peak seasons

Compensation:

-Position starts at $12-15/hr depending on experience. Free farm vegetables and grains. Discount on meat, eggs, and value added products.
 

Livestock Manager -

Full time year-round position 50-60 hours/week peak season, 40 hours off season. Start date – flexible November-February.

Qualifications:

- 2-3 years livestock farming experience and/or degree in related agricultural field preferred, minimum one year livestock farming experience

-Basic knowledge of livestock handling and husbandry including cows, sheep, chickens, hogs, goats, and turkeys

-Basic knowledge of livestock fencing set up, repair, and maintenance

-Basic tractor operation skills, experience making hay and maintaining equipment preferred

-Punctual and reliable

-Able to lift 50lbs

-Desire to accomplish farm-wide goals by communicating and working with other members of our team in a quick and efficient manner

Responsibilities:

-Implement yearly livestock plan created by farm manager

-Perform daily livestock care tasks such as feeding, watering, moving fences and livestock

-Assist in lambing, kidding, calving, farrowing, and castrating of farm livestock

-Assist in on farm hay production

-Assist in portable and permanent high tensile fence repair and maintenance

-Assist with other farm tasks such as field transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, deliveries, farmers markets, and value-added production during off peak seasons

Compensation:

-Position starts at $12-15/hr depending on experience. Free farm vegetables and grains. Discount on meat, eggs, and value added products. 


Working at Freedom Food Farm
 

ABOUT The FARM & Crew

Freedom Food Farm is an 88 acre, four season, diversified vegetable and livestock farm. We produce a wide-range of products year-round, including: over 100 varieties of vegetables, fruit, grains, medicinal herbs, honey, pasture-raised meat, heritage eggs, flowers, plant starts, hay and value-added products. Our goal is to add additional products over the next few years and eventually produce a full diet from our farm. We are committed to regenerative agriculture and never use any pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, antibiotics, hormones, or other chemicals at our farm.

Our crew is made up of friendly, motivated, hard working individuals who are passionate about our mission of producing healthy food for the whole community. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome anyone to apply.
 

Employee Benefits

All our employees get free produce and a discount on our other farm products. We also have weekly crew lunches, provide educational opportunities and work to create a positive, healthy work environment. 
 

How to Apply

 If you think you would be a good fit at the farm, please contact us with a letter of interest and resume.